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Full-Time Lecturer Position in Robotics
The Maryland Robotics Center at the University of Maryland seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer starting June 2018. The position will have full-time teaching responsibilities central to the Master of Engineering Program in Robotics (http://www.robotics.umd.edu/engr) and will generally involve teaching 5-6 courses (possibly with associated labs) per year.
Our program curriculum is designed to build understanding and expertise in robotics design, modeling, control systems, autonomous vehicle planning and perception, machine learning, and human-robot interaction. With a range of technical electives, students are able to tailor their coursework towards their area of interest in robotics including artificial intelligence, computer vision and perception, space and planetary robotics, robot kinematics and dynamics, control, networked robotic systems, robotics at micro and Nano scale, and rehabilitation robotics.
We seek applicants who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching, hands-on learning, mentoring and active engagement with the students. The ideal candidate will incorporate creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student learning experience, help assist students in the use of lab equipment, as well as be committed to advising and service. Courses are taught in on-campus and remote site formats, and may be expanded to online in the future. Courses generally take place between 4:00pm-10:00pm.
Minimum Qualification: The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field, and classroom teaching experience with proven excellence designing and teaching a variety of robotics-related courses. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate interest in and potential for outstanding teaching and ability to innovate and adopt various teaching methods in the classroom and labs.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a 1-2 page teaching statement that also highlights the applicant’s primary course interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available) and contact information for at least three references. The application documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information: As per current guidelines, Lecturers are appointed to an initial 1-year term, with the intention of renewal with demonstrated successful performance. Applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented on engineering faculties are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.
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